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December 6, 2021
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Ioan and Victor Becali recorded in police van. They admit to paying bribe

Ioan and Victor Becali were brought to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on Tuesday for questioning in the case of the bribe concerning judge Geanina Terceanu.

Sources say that the Becali brothers have admitted to paying bribe to judge Geanina Terceanu. Ioan and Victor Becali are currently at the DNA headquarters where they are being questioned. They have admitted to all offences, including to having paid judge Geanina Terceanu 220,000 euro. Approximately 100,000 was paid at the stadium.

Ioan and Victor Becali were subject to an ambient recording in the van that was transferring them and Cristi Borcea to the Bucharest Police. Their discussions suggest that the one who insisted for paying the bribe was Ioan Becali. At some point, Victor Becali and Cristian Borcea blamed him for paying the judge. Their conversations were recorded.

The Becali brothers are serving custodial sentences in the Transfers case at the Poarta Alba Penitentiary. They were brought to the Bucharest Police in order to be interviewed by DNA.

The investigators have gathered evidence showing that the Becali brothers paid a total of 220,000 euro for their acquittal in the Bucharest Tribunal. The Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM) approved the arrest of judge Geanina Terceanu.
Geanina Terceanu included the bribe in her 2010 financial statement which shows that, the previous year, she had bought an apartment downtown Bucharest. In the same period, she mentions no loan or additional income.

Cristian Borcea, who is currently serving a prison sentence alongside the Becali brothers, is also allegedly involved in the bribing of the judge.

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